Sorry for my unconventional and possibly thread-killing explanation, these kinds of topics seem to strike a chord
Premise to my explanation is the fact/possibility (* erase by personal preference) that we are
love... but somehow forgot about it throughout our human experience.
Through "falling" in love, we are reminded of what we are, but most of us are so caught up by the external (and internal) emotions (i.e. someone loves you, directs his/her love to you), which, by action-reaction, causes our internal love to be externalised, that we get side-tracked in this game of purpose. We're caught
on a side-quest in the role-playing game of life and forget/are confused about our main quest.
"Fall" in love... what's in a word ?
Lucid made an excellent point, don't know if anyone noticed
When I think of the word "fall", first thing that comes to mind is the fall of Lucifer...
In other words... love between 2 people just might be a "trick" by the ultimate deceiver
Why is "love" so interconnected with "lust" in our human experience ? Why is "lust" so interconnected with the reward system of the orgasm ?"Might as well face it, you're addicted to love.. "
... remember that song ?
Is human love merely a form of drug (= brain chemicals) addiction, designed to keep us trapped ?
Don't think it's addictive ?
Well, consider masturbation. It's something we do privately/secretely, we feel an urge to do it and we feel embarrased/guilty when we're caught in the "act". The "reward" is a pretty short enlightened feeling, which temporarily makes us unconcious of the world around us.
Sounds pretty much like a drug-induced experience to me... ?
One thing that led me onto this line of thinking, was reading Castaneda's explanation of the human/soul as a luminous egg (anyone remember the movie "Cocoon" ?
The more "aware" we are, the brighter the luminous fibres become and the more they stretch out around us (enlightened people and people in "love" always seem to radiate
, no ?
One thing that struck me particularly, was the observation that women, who gave birth to children, had a dark "gap" in the womb area of the luminous egg.
Like they lost something/a part of themselves in giving birth...
My line of thinking still continues, but I'll leave you with these (previous) thoughts, just to see if anyone cares to share any thoughts